"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." -- saying attributed to Albert Einstein I tend to overthink and overcomplicate things, and I am aware of it. 🙂 Joyce Meyer has a book excerpt about how simplicity is a godly thing, and that complication is a thing the enemy loves to see… Continue reading [Reflection; Spirit/Soul] The Value of Simplifying and of Simple Pleasures
Today I have a hair salon appointment to get a length check and trim. Soon after making the appointment, I called the salon to clarify that I didn't want my hair bone straight and that I didn't want a cut, but just a trim for hair health. I was assured that I would receive and… Continue reading Salon Length Check, Part 1 of 2
On the day of my appointment to get my hair blow dried and trimmed, I arrived 5 minutes before my 1:30 PM appointment. The salon was very nice inside. The salon was recommended by a fellow natural who'd been going to the salon for years. I was greeted kindly and taken back to my stylist's… Continue reading Salon Length Check, Part 2 of 2
I strongly believe that environment and company kept are huge. As we know, the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). This tells me we must protect our own joy as well as others' joy. It can be tough: Grumblers abound! I received a LOT of inspiration about this from a guy I… Continue reading [Soul/Spirit] Songs, Ruthless Trust Excerpts, Message #512, and Mother and Son Wedding Dance 🙂
The two food plans I'm blending -- The Abs Diet eating plan and The Paleo / Whole30 eating plan -- are not compatible. I recognize that. 😉 I have done both of them at separate times and appreciate the logic behind and the results achieved from both. Some of the things I like about the… Continue reading [Food/Recipe/Diet] Abs Diet Burger
This past Thursday I got my hair trimmed, as I discussed here, and I'm a little sad about it, for reasons discussed below. Ironically, the uplifting message that has had me deeply positive and God-confident of late is entitled "Keep Your Crown." (To hear the message at no cost, please visit this page and enter… Continue reading [Hair/Soul/Spirit] “Keep Your Crown” (Oh, the Irony!)
As I mentioned in an earlier post, with the recent trim I can no longer ponytail my hair. As a result, over the Thanksgiving Holiday I wore my high in a high puff. According to family members' opinions, it looks okay on me, but not as flattering as my other styles (low-hanging ponytail, elongated wash-and-go). For now… Continue reading [Hair]Post-trim Hairstyle: High Puff
How was your Thanksgiving? This year I was blessed to be in Texas, surrounded by family and friends and GREAT cooks. Accordingly 🙂 , my only contribution was a banana pudding. I got the recipe from the popular site Divas Can Cook. Monique, the site's creator, has a banana pudding recipe that is simple yet… Continue reading [Recipe/Food] Easy Banana Pudding, Recipe by DivasCanCook
Greetings! I hope this post finds you well! So, I'm still having challenges dealing with my post-trim hair. My hair seems to be . . . weaker? Brittler? It definitely breaks more easily, despite my applying a protein treatment a week or so ago. Also, it feels rougher. In this post I share what I've… Continue reading [Hair Health; Hairstyle; Product Combinations] Post-trim Hair Challenges Continue!
Today I had more hair breakage! Phew! (Pictures of today's hair are at the end of this post). I was able to stay calmer than usual, for reasons discussed below. My hair care and styling today did inspire thoughts and this post, though! 🙂 So, Are You a Thriver, Maintainer, Striver, or Neither? Kim Love… Continue reading [Hair] Conflicting Hair Goals, Be Gone!